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High school students can earn a degree, diploma or certificate at WCTC

Waukesha County Technical College has created an initiative called Excelerate that allows high school juniors and seniors to earn an associat's degree, technical diploma and certificates before graduating from high school.
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Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) has created a new initiative that will allow high school students to not only earn college credit, but actually complete a college degree, a diploma or a certificate, before finishing high school.

The school’s new program, WCTC Excelerate, will allow qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn high school and college credits simultaneously and also earn an associate’s degree, technical diploma or certificate from WCTC, a post on the school’s website said.

The idea for the initiative came from wanting to expand opportunities for students to earn both high school and college credits, according to Sandra Maylen, WCTC’s manager of the Center of Early College Opportunities. She said the school’s existing dual credit programs are strictly for high school students who attend classes in cohorts with fellow high school students.

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